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Eye Opener (1950)
The truly great man can afford to be humble, 
for hundreds of others are exalting him. 
You have only one horn to blow and other 
people can’t toot it if you are eternally tooting it yourself.
The proud man is aggressive in his own interest;
the humble man is aggressive in the ideals he believes in. 
Humility is not passive resignation; 
it is, rather, subjecting self for lofty purposes.
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
 “The person who pays the price for self-deception is the
person who practices self-deception.”
1500 Ways to Escape the Human Jungle, # 870   
Twenty Four Hours A Day JUNE 21 2016
Thought for the Day 
Intelligent faith in that Power greater than ourselves can 
be counted on to stabilize our emotions. It has an 
incomparable capacity to help us look at life in balanced 
perspective. We look up, around, and away from ourselves, 
and we see that nine out of ten things that at the moment 
upset us will shortly disappear. Problems solve themselves, 
criticism and unkindness vanish as though they had never 
been. Have I got the proper perspective toward life? 
Meditation for the Day 
A truly spiritual man or woman would like to have a serene 
mind. The only way to keep calm in this troubled world is to 
have a serene mind. The calm and sane mind sees spiritual 
things as the true realities and material things as only 
temporary and fleeting. That sort of mind you can never obtain 
by reasoning, because your reasoning powers are limited by 
space and time. That kind of a mind you can never obtain by 
reading, because other minds are also limited in the same way. 
You can only have that mind by an act of faith, by making the 
venture of belief. 
Prayer for the Da
I pray that I may have a calm and sane mind. I pray that I may 
look up, around, and away from myself. 

My love is complete within me.
The love of God binds me to Itself and will not let me go. 
I shall make a home for you, o my wonderful love,
and we shall journey through life hand in hand. 
The science of Mind page 513
I am strongly convinced that the evil principle prevailing in this world leads the unrecognized spiritual need into perdition, if it is not counteracted either by real religious insight or by the protective wall of human community. An
ordinary man, not protected by an action from above and isolated in society, cannot resist the power of evil, which is called very aptly the Devil. But the use of such words arouses so many mistakes that one can only keep aloof from them as much as possible.
— Excerpt from letter written by Dr. Carl Jung to Bill Wilson there is one thing upon this earth that mankind love and admire better than another, it is a brave man, — it is the man who dares to look the devil in the face and tell him he is a devil.
— James A. Garfield
We must all hang together, or we will surely all hang separately.
— Benjamin Franklin

When you seek love with all your heart, 
you shall find its echoes in the universe.

ACIM Workbook Lesson 171 Insights
 “God is but Love, and therefore so am I.”
“All things are echoes of the Voice for God.
The power of decision is my own.”
An echo is a reflection of sound. Thus all things are a reflection of God’s Voice. All things, seen truly, are messages from God, reflected through what I am seeing. If I don’t see those messages, then I have used my power of decision to deny them. When I deny His messages, I deny God and therefore I deny my Self. When I deny God, I deny Love.
This world seems to show me everything but Love, which is sharing one Self. But Love is there to be seen. It is not the body’s eyes that will show me this. It is through Christ’s vision that I see the Love that is everywhere. In every moment I make the decision: Will I accept Christ’s vision or will I believe literally what the body’s eyes show me?
If I want to know my Self as created by God, I must accept Christ’s vision. To do this, I must let go of believing that I am a body and that it is my identity. Being an illusion, the body cannot offer me anything I really want. It cannot offer me happiness. It cannot offer me peace. It cannot offer me Love. If I use the body to seek the attention of other bodies, I have forgotten who I am. I am not a body. I am Love and nothing else.
Love is complete in Itself and therefore so am I. I lack nothing because I am Love. I am alone in nothing because I am Love. My joy is shared with all that is because I am Love. I am free and unlimited because I am Love. I am whole and perfectly safe because I am Love. I am Holiness Itself because I am Love and nothing else. I recognize that all this is mine when I choose to accept the awareness of my Self. I have the power to claim It in every instant.
Today I will practice listening to His Voice in all things so I may remember that God is but Love and therefore so am I.
In this world we have tried to change the meaning of Love. We have tried to change God. We have tried to change what we think we are. If we see a world of separate images which are unique and alone, we have joined with the false mind, which makes up millions of separate images that are not true.
God is one and will forever remain so. God is all inclusive. In lesson 169 it says, “We say ‘God is.’ and then we cease to speak, for in that knowledge words are meaningless.” (5:4) God is all. There is nothing outside of God. God is synonymous with the Mind of Love. What we all truly are is synonymous with the Mind of Love.
When we are in our right mind, we remember we are Love. We remember our true Identity. Today I use the power of decision to return to my right mind. I return to my true Identity as Love. I remember I cannot change myself or my identity. My Identity is Love. It could never really be anything else.
Everyone’s true Identity is safe. Everyone’s true Identity is Love and nothing else. Today I practice remembering this truth again and again until Love is the only thing I see because I remember Love is the only thing that is real.
All day I have been very aware of every time I have had an unloving thought. Each time it has happened, I have stopped myself and thought about it. I have seen these thoughts as weapons of destruction that, when wielded, harm the intended victim and then come back like a boomerang and harm me. I have stopped kidding myself about my intention when I defend myself. All attack is meant to hurt, and it is myself I hurt the most by teaching myself that I am vulnerable.
Each time, I have articulated the unloving thoughts as clearly as I can and then laid them at the feet of Holy Spirit. In my mind I now have an empty place that Holy Spirit can fill with a new perception, one that is closer to the truth.

How does the gloom of mysteries,
the all – illuminating light of the Divine
 Guidance emblazon your path. 
Paramahansa Yogananda 
“May your love for your beloved
be as great as the love of the bottle for the glass.
Look, how one gives and one receives, lip against
lip, the precious blood of the grapes!” 
― Omar Khayyám, The Ruba’iyat of Omar Khayyam

Ron Richey
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